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Growth and Poverty Reduction in Uganda, 1999-2000: Panel Data Evidence

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  • Klaus Deininger

    (World Bank, Washington, DC)

  • John Okidi

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To explore factors underlying growth and poverty reduction in Africa while overcoming some of the limitations of cross-country analysis, this article uses micro-level survey and panel-data evidence from Uganda spanning 1992-2000. The high elasticity of both income growth and poverty reduction with respect to agricultural output (coffee) prices confirms the benefits from Uganda's decisive liberalisation of output markets. It also suggests the importance of product diversification to protect the poor against price shocks and the potential of cotton-market improvements in tackling persistent poverty in the North. The importance of improving access to basic education and health care emerges more clearly than in cross-country analysis, but benefits depend on complementary investments in electricity and other infrastructure, and reductions in civil strife. Copyright Overseas Development Institute, 2003.

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Article provided by Overseas Development Institute in its journal Development Policy Review.

Volume (Year): 21 (2003)
Issue (Month): (07)
Pages: 481-509

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Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:21:y:2003:i::p:481-509

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